RUSH COLE FINE ART
Cowboys, Indians, and More!

       
     
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  ***"Gallery-Wrapped" describes images on stretched canvas painted on all four sides, making additional framing unnecessary.***

"BLUE HAPPY"
11" x 14", oil on canvas
Copyright Rush Cole
SOLD
 Available as a Limited Edition Giclee.
"RED BIRD WINTER"
14" x 11", oil on canvas panel
Copyright Rush Cole
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"MEADOWLARK MORNING SONG"
11" x 14", oil on canvas board, unframed
Copyright Rush Cole
$3500
"GOOD MORNING CHICKADEE"
Image Size: 5.25" x 7.25", watercolor
Copyright Rush Cole
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"YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER"
5.5" x 7.5", watercolor and acrylic
Copyright Rush Cole
$1595
"WOODPECKER POST"
7.35" x 5.25", transparent watercolor
Copyright Rush Cole
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"FINCH & FIG"
5.25" x 7.25", transparent watercolor
Copyright Rush Cole
$1595
"BLUEBIRDS COMING MY WAY"
5.9" x 11.8", transparent watercolor
Copyright Rush Cole
$1595
"WINTER HAWK AT SUNSET"
16" x 12", oil on Arches huile paper
Copyright Rush Cole
$2900
"SPRING BABY"
5.38" x 7.25", transparent watercolor
Copyright Rush Cole
$1595
" BACKHOE BOSS"
13.25" x 7", watercolor & gouache
unframed
Copyright Rush Cole
$2900
     All of that, plus it gave me an excuse to tap in tints of carmine rose and vermilion on the undersides of the clouds; something that actually happens in summer when the color of the earth reflects up onto them.
     Speaking of reflections on undersides, I repeated the pattern by layering in tiny strokes of those same pigments on the feathers of the roadrunner, a warm glow from the intensely earthy orange-browns of the machine.
     There are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of brush strokes in this piece, each one placed as I built up an illusion of three-dimensional space and volume.
Repeatedly, I pushed the painting one way, and then pulled it back again until it finally expressed the overall balance of color, form, whimsy, light, and dark that I was envisioning.

Made from scratch in my Santa Fe artist studio...
     In the summertime, when the neighbor sometimes has his backhoe parked behind my studio, I will glance out of the window as I'm working, feeling as if I'm being watch-ed.  Sure enough, there will often be a roadrunner perched on top of the arm that con-
nects to the shovel bucket. Perhaps the bird is watching me, or maybe it's simply try- ing to figure out how to oper-ate the machine.
     When I decided to paint this particular image, I chose to add a few Maynard Dixon
clouds, exercising my artist-
ic license, while ramping up
the visual drama.
"WESTERN TANAGER"
6" x 8", watercolor
Copyright Rush Cole
$1595